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 June 28, 2012
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

David: This Old House - Episode #3113

Landscape contractor Roger Cook uses old-style bricks made in Massachusetts to create a winding path to the new entry door. He uses half-bricks strategically placed to cheat the joints just enough to make the turns. Meanwhile, inside, wallboard and plaster are up, and the cabinets are going in. Kitchen designer Kathy Marshall shows host Kevin O'Connor the challenges of fitting a modern kitchen into an ell from the 1700s, and the solutions she came up with along with general contractor Tom Silva, to hide some of the imperfections. Then, in the family room, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey unpacks the zero-clearance gas fireplace to show Kevin how it works before it is installed. Next, master carpenter Norm Abram helps Tom make and install wainscoting for the powder room out of old sheathing boards. Then, outside, Tom gives Kevin the news that our red farmhouse will no longer be red?the homeowners liked the gray primer so much that the finish color has been switched to a similar gray-blue. Painting contractor Mauro Henrique uses an airless sprayer to begin the transformation. Meanwhile, in the kitchen, the eleven-inch-wide white oak floor boards go down with staples, glue to prevent cupping, and cut nails for historic effect.

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Gas Fireplace
Ventana with Victorian Red Brick Liner
and Fenderfire Double Door Front

Supplier:
Cape Ann Chimney & Hearth

Manufacturer:
Valor

Kitchen Design
Contractor:
K. Marshall Design Inc.

Kitchen Cabinets
Manufacturer:
Levant Kitchen Furniture

Painting Contractor
Contractor:
Mauro's Painting

MUD ROOM
CONCORD IVORY / Benjamin Moore-HC-12
TRIM & CASEWORK: IVORY WHITE / Benjamin Moore -925

POWDER ROOM
CHAIR RAIL & WAINSCOTT
BLUE HERON ? Benjamin Moore -832

KITCHEN
FAIRWAY OAKS / Benjamin Moore -1075
TRIM: IVORY WHITE / Benjamin Moore -925

PANTRY
ACCENT WALL : Currant Red / Benjamin Moore 1323
SIDE WALLS: IVORY WHITE / Benjamin Moore -925
TRIM: IVORY WHITE / Benjamin Moore -925

KITCHEN ISLAND
Island Cabinets: BLUE HERON/Benjamin Moore - 832

GREAT ROOM
WALLS & CEILING: FAIRWAY OAKS / Benjamin Moore -1075
FIREPLACE ACCENT WALL: WAYNESBORO TAUPE / Benjamin Moore -1544
TRIM: IVORY WHITE / Benjamin Moore -925

DINING ROOM
WAINSCOTT & TRIM: Benjamin Moore - ANTIQUE WHITE

BUTLER'S PANTRY:
REVERE PEWTER / Benjamin Moore -HC-172
WAINSCOTT & TRIM: ANTIQUE WHITE

STUDY:
CHROMALAB
WAINSCOTT & TRIM: Benjamin Moore - ANTIQUE WHITE
BASE: BERBER WHITE / Benjamin Moore -955
BASE GLAZE: SHAKER BEIGE / Benjamin Moore -HC45

FOYER:
Benjamin Moore - ANTIQUE WHITE

Bricks for Front Walkway
Manufacturer:
Stiles and Hart Brick Company

Ask This Old House - Episode #1013

General contractor Tom Silva explains to a homeowner how ice dams form and how to prevent them. He then works with an insulation contractor to apply closed-cell spray foam in an attic. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard shares a tip about connecting gutter downspouts. And Roger heads to Philadelphia to plant two trees on a busy city street.

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Preventing Ice Dams
Tom helps a homeowner prevent ice dams from forming on his roof.

Where to find it?
Tom showed several ways to get rid of existing ice dams, including tossing a paper bag filled with ice melt behind the dam. Ice melt is available at hardware stores and home centers.

Tom also suggested aiming a fan at the eaves of your roof from inside the attic, blowing cold air from the attic at the dam. This will make the roof cold and prevent the ice dam from continuing to grow.

To prevent ice dams from forming, Tom installed closed-cell spray foam insulation into the roof rafter bays. A professional insulation contractor can provide this service. On this project, he worked with:

Anderson Insulation781-857-1000

The spray foam they applied is Icynene MD-C-200.

What is it?
Richard asked the other guys to identify a few brightly colored flexible items.

Where to find it?
The "Tapi" tap squeeze drink fountain is manufactured by Dreamfarm.

Viewer Tip: Crimping Downspouts
Richard shares a viewer tip about crimping downspouts.

Where to find it?
Instead of using a specialty tool, Richard clamps a scrap piece of tongue and groove flooring into a vice and hammers a 16d nail sideways into each corner of the downspout.

Downspouts, nails, and hardwood flooring are available at home centers.

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Planting Street Trees
Roger plants two city trees in Philadelphia.

Where to find it?
Expert guidance and assistance with this project was provided by The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

For more information, including video on how to plant a bare-root tree, please visit the website for their Plant One Million campaign.

The trees that Roger and Mindy planted were:

Pyrus calleryana 'Cleveland Select'
Zelkova serrate 'Green Vase'

The trees were mulched using Licorice Root Mulch.